The District of West Vancouver will be holding a public hearing on December 7 for proposed new housing zones in Horseshoe Bay.
There are 135 residential lots in Horseshoe Bay area that will be adopted for infill, multiplex and row house designations.
The proposed zones would replace the single-family and duplex zones with new missing-middle housing forms under the land-use classification of “Ground-Oriented Dwelling Zones”.
Douglas Park retains its existing zoning since there is no change in its land use as a neighbourhood park.
Although the new plan will enable infill and row housing, the District says the change in designation doesn’t mean land owners would be required to construct the new housing forms.
The proposed zones would allow for single-family and, in some cases, duplexes to be built in the future.
The effective date for the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is January 31, 2022.
The proposed infill and multiplex zones will maintain the maximum two storeys and 25 feet height of the single-family and duplex zones.
However, the proposed row house zone increases to a maximum of three storeys and 35 feet height.
The new zoning will approve housing including rental and accessible housing and incentivize missing middle housing.